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Was Kris Allen the Right Choice for American Idol?

| by DeepDiveAdmin

LOS ANGELES --- Kris Allen, the quiet kid from Conway, Ark., scored a shocking upset victory over Adam Lambert in Wednesday night's American Idol finale.

"I'm
sorry, I don't even know what to feel right now. This is crazy," Allen said as host Ryan Seacrest stood next to him.

"Allen's
smooth vocals and boy-next-door image gave him the edge after nearly
100 million viewer votes were cast, turning the theatrical Lambert into
the most unlikely of also-rans," the Associated Press said. "When the season started, Allen seemed
unsure he had a right to take center stage, let alone stand there and
snatch victory from such a formidable rival."

But the question is: Did voters get it right?

For nearly the entire season, Lambert displayed a far-ranging voice and commanding stage presence. A natural, confident performer, Lambert was expected to easily win the title. But that never happened. Check out the Associated Press video: